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The life and times of a modern princess
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The life and times of a modern princess

On the sixth leg of their 2,148 km journey, Rediff.com's Archana Masih and photographer Rajesh Karkera meet a princess who is breathing new life into dead forts and quietly changing the House of Marwar. Take a look.Also read: A cow hospital with a cancer ward and ICU ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Bihar's midday lunches: You may find cockroaches, lizards, rats, even snakes!

On Monday, August 29, a court in Saran, Bihar, sentenced the headmistress of the school where 23 children died after eating a mid-day meal to 17 years in prison.Three years after that tragedy, discovers Satyavrat Mishra, the state government has failed to learn its lessons. Three years after the tragedy that killed 23 students, mid-day meals routinely fail to meet basic hygiene and nutrition standards. As many as 23 children died after eating contaminated food at the Gandaman-Dharmasati ...
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The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

We'll get you updates on that possible shootout at LA airport, but meanwhile walk down this nostalgic road in pre-Independence India with 90-year-old Sylvia Dyer. A woman who who spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal border in the 1930s, lived through the 1965 war as the wife of a decorated army officer and saw an era grow and fade in front of her eyes.Archana Masih/Rediff.com comes away spellbound. Here's her ...
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The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

Sylvia Dyer’s life began nearly 90 years ago in a forgotten, untamed land. She spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal border in pre-Independence India, lived through the 1965 war as the wife of a decorated army officer and saw an era grow and fade in front of her eyes. Archana Masih/Rediff.com meets her and finds that family stories – ones that have been lived, narrated, felt, told and retold -- make for the most compelling of histories. Sylvia Dyer as a young ...
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The American who fought for India's freedom

Samuel Stokes made India his home and participated in the freedom struggle. He was the only American to be imprisoned for sedition; the British CID even maintained a special file on him. Stokes also bought apples to Himachal Pradesh and transformed the lives of the state's farmers.As India celebrates its 70th Independence Day next week, Asha Sharma, Samuel Stokes' grand-daughter, tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih about her extraordinary grandfather and wonders why he is hardly remembered ...
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Why the BJP leadership is WORRIED

'It is significant that the PM hasn't uttered a word about the Dalits and the Una incident.''It is very interesting that the RSS is sending sadhus to Una.''They will again talk about Hindu unity to woo the Dalits.' "At the all India level, the presence of the Dalit population is very significant. It is 15% to 20% in many states. That is why the BJP leadership is alarmed," Achyut Yagnik, one of India's finest political thinkers, tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih. What is your assessment of ...
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When Mahasweta Devi spoke to Rediff

Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi breathed her last on Thursday afternoon. Winner of the 1996 Jnanpith and 1997 Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Mahasweta Devi firmly believed that 'real history is made by ordinary people.' The noted writer, who dedicated her life for the cause of the tribals, spoke to Rediff.com quite a few times. In an interaction with Indrani Roy Mitra/Rediff.com in December 2012, the winner of the 1996 Jnanpith Award and the 1997 Ramon Magsaysay Award voiced her grievances ...
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Remembering Kalam: 'When a problem arises, become the captain of the problem and defeat it!'

  Dr Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27, last year while delivering a lecture at the IIM-Shillong in Meghalaya Rediff.com remembers a great and wonderful Indian with this interview in which he spoke of India becoming a developed country by 2020-2022, the heroes he admired, how 90 per cent of India's space programme is intended for the people and the individual's potential to become unique. Once, during his Presidency, President A P J Abdul Kalam received a letter from a student shocked ...
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'Rest of India needs to listen to what the Kashmiris have to say'

'The most significant consequence of the Burhan Wani killing can be the emergence of more Burhans.''Another is the induction of Kashmir-born insurgents into armed resistance.'This means greater local support such as has been witnessed over the last two years or so.' With 34 deaths so far, it has been six days of turmoil in the Kashmir Valley after violence erupted in the aftermath of Hizbul 'commander' Burhan Wani's death in a firefight with security forces. Siddiq Wahid is a political ...
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What connects Nehru, Modi, Kanhaiya Kumar?

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's poems speak to every Indian, uniting them across political, social, religious and caste divides.They elevate; they inspire; they stir the soul and goose-bump the flesh. Archana Masih/Rediff.com stopped by at his native village in Simaria, Bihar, and realised that Dinkar's poems still lead the way, showing us where we need to go as a nation. IMAGE: A bust of National Poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar in his native village, Simaria in Bihar. In the background is a government ...
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